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Preface
The IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring solution is the next generation of the IBM Tivoli
family of products that help monitor and manage critical hardware and software
in distributed environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a
practical guide to implementing, using and optimizing IBM Tivoli Monitoring,
including best practices for performance tuning, sizing, high availability,
scalability, reporting, IBM Change and Configuration Management Database
integration and firewall considerations.
You will find a great deal of information about IBM Tivoli Universal Agents,
including versioning, remote deployment and management, and meta servers.
We also delve into details of IBM Tivoli Monitoring of the components, such as
how these components interact, what is the underlying technology, details of
configuration files, and where to check in case of problems.
This book is a reference for IT professionals who implement and use the IBM
Tivoli Monitoring solution in large scale environments.
The team that wrote this book
This book was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working
at the International Technical Support Organization, Austin Center.
Vasfi Gucer is an IBM Certified Consultant IT Specialist at the ITSO Austin
Center. He started his IBM career as a Network Specialist in 1989. He has over
18 years of experience providing technical support across a variety of IBM
products and technologies, including communications, network, and systems
management. For the last ten years, he has been working for IBM ITSO, where
he has been writing IBM Redbooks and creating and teaching workshops around
the world on a variety of topics. In this position, he also has worked on various
Tivoli customer projects as a Systems Architect and Consultant. Vasfi holds a
Master’s degree in Engineering.
Naeem Altaf is a Senior Software Engineer who has worked in IBM Tivoli
Monitoring solutions for almost five years. Altaf is currently working as a
Solutions Architect, helping Business Partners and clients to integrate their
products into IBM Tivoli Monitoring Enterprise Software.

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